Her biggest accomplishment these last few months has been her vocabulary. She speaks in 3-5 word sentences all the time. She's also learning phrases I don't care too much for a 21 month old to know. Just this morning she told me, "stop it, mama!" and "pick it up, mama!". Little bossy pants! She still says her "c's" as t's and it cracks me up every time. Otay! She tries to say "I don't know" but it comes out as "nigh know". She calls herself Ella now, so more and more we have been calling her Ella.
She is big into painting right now and wants to paint all day. She also likes markers, the messier the better with her. She loves books and could read all day. She will ask, "what's this" or "what's her name, mama?" Everything needs a lable. She likes to be my helper with chores. She is crazy as ever and still lacks the balance I would think she should have by now. She is so clumsy and just does not pay attention to what she's doing. I'm seriously worried about future brain damage she could be inflicting on herself. Last week she fell off the back of our love seat onto the top of her head on the hard wood floor. I contstantly have to watch her to make sure she isn't doing something dangerous. She has figured out she can push the chair to the counter and then climb up on the counter tops. Her problem solving skills are too advanced for her own good. She also puts things her mouth all the time still. I know Whitney was way beyond that is this age. I don't know if it's because Ellie has a paci all the time that she associates putting things in her mouth? The other day at the zoo she licked a goat! Ugh!
She is a pretty great sleeper in my book. She doesn't sleep as long as other toddlers, but she prefers to go to sleep alone and she stays asleep, so I'll take it! She sleeps about 9pm-7am. She naps around 12:30 for 2 hrs. If it's any more than two hours I have to wake her up so she's ready for bed by 9. She does not crawl out of her crib.. yet. (knock on wood!) She is a paci monster. I let her have them way too much and need to confine it to naptime, and car rides. She at least talks with them. She will let it hang out the side of her mouth and talk or take it out to talk.
She likes to go potty in the toilet, but we are not potty training yet. She's a little too gross about it. She puts the potty seat on her head, or worse, I'll turn around and she's chewing on it!! She KNOWS she is not supposed to do it, but she does to see what I'll do. Once I committ to potty trainging I don't think we'll have any problems. I'll for sure wait a few more months.
She can open the refridgerator and open doors. She is obsessed with animals, particularly dogs.
She wears a size 5 shoe, 18-24 month clothes and size 4 diaper.